Beautiful Women at a Yashiki

Designed by Chobunsai Eishic. 1795–1800

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty

This ukiyo-e woodblock print is titled Beautiful women at a yashiki (Yashiki ni tetsu bijin). Pictures of beautiful women (bijin-ga), usually the most popular and trendsetting courtesans, were one of the prevalent image genres. This polychrome work by the Edo print designer, book illustrator and painter Chobunsai Eishi, possibly part of a triptych, depicts a group of women in a large manor house in the countryside.

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  • Title: Beautiful Women at a Yashiki
  • Creator: Designed by Chobunsai Eishi
  • Date Created: c. 1795–1800
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Collection Number: CBL J 2494